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Old May 16, 2011, 03:06 PM   #1
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U.S. Military & Unloaded Weapons

My late Father was a MP for several years in the Army mid 1950s to mid 1960s. They were issued a sidearm, but according to him they were not always issued ammunition. Apparently they were issued pre-loaded magazines based on the specific assignment. When they went off duty they returned the loaded magazines. This meant that sometimes they went on patrol with unloaded weapons.

So, has anyone ever heard of the US Military doing this? If so do they still do this?
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